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Murphy Takes Lead Over Former GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick

Murphy Takes Lead Over Former GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick

New polling shows Murphy has momentum and a 3 point lead in PA-08; Earns Philadelphia Inquirer endorsement for his “centrist record” and success in bringing new employers to the district

(Bristol, PA) – Patrick Murphy has the momentum in his race against former GOP Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in the Keystone’s 8th District. Murphy has surged to take the lead in one of the nation’s most closely watched races, leading his opponent by 3 points in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll. The poll, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, notes that Murphy earned 13 percent of Republican support and is leading his opponent by 12 percent among women.

Adding to his momentum in the final weeks of the campaign, The Philadelphia Inquirer endorsed  Murphy this morning, calling him a “centrist” who is “a good fit for his district.” The Inquirer praised Murphy for his focus on jobs, saying that he “can point to solid efforts he’s made to bring employers to his district.”
 
The paper noted that former Congressman Fitzpatrick has failed to make the case for himself or why he should represent the district, calling his stance on issues “an exercise in political posturing” that will not help the district.

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